As Mexico continues to bury suspected victims of the new flu virus, two more countries have reported confirmed cases.
A total of 13 countries now have patients who have tested positive, the latest cases in Denmark and Hong Kong. Almost all of the infections outside of Mexico have been mild, however, and the number of new cases in Mexico is now said to be falling. Nonetheless, the Mexican government has called for a five-day virtual lockdown, to coincide with the country’s May Day holiday. People are being encouraged to stay home and businesses and offices have been urged to close. Shops have been busy with people stocking up with food and supplies. The WHO and various governments are no longer referring to the virus as “swine flu”, using the scientific name Influenza A (H1N1).